Boating

Operation Dry Water

Never boat under the influenceThe mission of Operation Dry Water is to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.

Operation Dry Water focuses on spreading awareness of the danger of boating under the influence to the recreational boating public through the outreach efforts of FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement, NASBLA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other participating law enforcement agencies in Florida.

Through heightened focus on impaired operators by law enforcement agencies, the Operation Dry Water campaign can deter boaters from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

When boaters chose to boat impaired they are endangering not only themselves but the many other boaters on the water as well.  FWC Officers have zero tolerance for impaired operators and will not hesitate to arrest these operators if they are found to be operating boats in Florida. 

For more information, please visit the Operation Dry Water website.

The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement works to provide safe and enjoyable boating for the people of Florida and its visitors through the effective and coordinated management of our waterways. We will strive to work with all stakeholders when developing rules and making statutory recommendations. We will accomplish this by incorporating sound scientific data, reasonable public input and common sense. We will work to formulate the best solutions possible without jeopardizing our natural resources or our freedoms to navigate.


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